The 9.4-hectare site includes a significant amount of public open space to promote foot traffic and access to local facilities connecting the Claremont community across the rail.


2018 Planning Institute of Australia National Awards for Planning Excellence - Best Planning Ideas Small Project

2017 Planning Institute of Australia Awards for Excellence (WA) - Best Planning Ideas Small Project

2021 Property Council WA - WA State Development of the Year

2021  Western Australian Apartment Advocacy Apartment Awards for Excellence - Precinct Rejuvenation / Civic Contribution

2021  UDIA Awards for Excellence - High Density Development

Key Considerations

  • Working with environmental consultant to accurately document the environmental.
  • Working with State Government to continuously seek improvements in value, efficiency and productivity.
  • Undertaking relocation of major services including power and water.
  • Identifying opportunities and negotiating with authorities to improve financial viability of the project.
  • Demonstrating high quality and reliable engineering services to our Client.
  • Working with environmental consultants to efficiently & effectively remediate the site.
  • Revitalisation of high profile urban infill site.
  • Designing Bulk Earthworks for multi-dwelling sites and single residential lots.

Project Challenges

A significant project requirement was relocating major infrastructure within the development site to maximise land use for the Marina Development sites. Infrastructure relocation was carefully staged to ensure residential lot projections were achievable. JDSi were also directly involved in the delivery of marina based assets such as revetment walls, beaches, boardwalks and jetties.

Demolition and Retention of Buildings

Many redundant buildings were demolished to allow creation of new developable lots. The works also required co-ordination with concurrent construction of the new Grandstand, raising several complex interfaces including piling, scaffolding, ground anchors.

Parking Requirements

As the development was adjacent to the Claremont train station a minimum of 200 car bays were required to be provided at all times. To ensure these parking requirements were maintained throughout the construction works, JDSi designed and costed several options to determine the most appropriate to implement.

Bulk Earthworks and Remediation

Bulk Earthworks design required excavation for basements in accordance with the levels provided by the architects and consideration of the existing verge levels around the site. Environmental testing discovered that a large portion of the site contained uncontrolled fill, which JDSi managed to ensure sites were fit for building construction.

Schedule and Budget

To achieve the Client’s delivery requirements, JDSi fast-tracked the forward works package to proceed to tender within a few months of being appointed as the lead engineer. JDSi liaised with the Water Corporation to progress the approvals process for wastewater and water contracts via mains extension works due to WAPC conditions not yet being available.

Stakeholder Management

JDSi liaised with Police and Community Youth Centre (PCYC), Claremont Football Club, Town of Claremont, WA Police and other relevant authorities to ensure all stakeholders were kept informed of the required works.

Project Description

  • Client:
  • Start Date:
    November 2011
  • Completion Date:
    December 2016
  • Construction Value:
    Over $25M
  • Website:
    Claremont on the Park Website
  • Key People
David Hellmuth
David Hellmuth
Project Director
Bernard Styles
Bernard Style
Project Manager
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